Angela Bole is the CEO of the Independent Book Publisher's Association.
Prior to becoming IBPA’s new executive director, Angela Bole served as deputy executive director (since 2009) of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc. (BISG), which “fosters conversation and consensus across all sectors of the book business.” Before that, Bole served for two years as BISG’s associate director and two years as its marketing and communications manager, “furthering the BISG mission of creating a more informed, empowered, and efficient book industry supply chain for physical and digital products.”
Hired by BISG straight out of graduate school (NYU master’s program in book publishing), Bole worked her way up in the company. She refers to her seven years at BISG as a great primer for learning about publishing from every angle. BISG generates standards for the book industry, such as BISAC Subject Headings, creating efficiencies, structure, and electronic data formats.